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Monday, Apr 14, 2014

Food, Asia

Premier's meal an instant hit after Li's visit

The Star/ANN | Monday, Apr 14, 2014

A so-called "Premier's Meal" comprising coconut chips and coconut milk rolls has become an instant hit with snack lovers, thanks to a promotion by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

Nanyang Siang Pau reported that many online shoppers and walk-in customers snapped up the "Premier's Meal" sold at the Yizhijia convenience store in Hainan province, China, over the past few days.

On Friday, the premier dropped by the store during his study visit to Haikou, the capital of Hainan province, in conjunction with the Boao Forum for Asia.

He bought a box of coconut chips and another box of coconut milk rolls costing six yuan (S$1.20) and 13 yuan respectively. Coconut products are the local delicacies.

A similar gimmick was pulled off in December last year when profiteers came out with the "President's Meal" after Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the Qingfeng Bun store in Beijing.

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